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Dig this trend: French flair

comp:000051e24cce:00000010c9:4e27 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p>Freshly baked baguettes and striped blouses, step aside! The allure of French-inspired interior design has <a title="Zillow Digs" href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/">Zillow Digs</a> users saying &#8220;oui, oui.&#8221; From gilt furnishings to French-country plaid — check out what&#8217;s inspiring homeowners across the nation.</p> <h3>Touch of gold</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-entryways-1956242777/"><img class="wp-image-126702 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair gilded mirror entryway" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-gilded-mirror-435eef-e1373580608563.jpg" width="405" height="540"/></a><br/> This gilt foyer table pays homage to the days of legendary Francophile Marie Antoinette in an polished entryway by Zillow Digs designer <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/DavidScottInteriors-boards/">David Scott</a>.</p> <h3>Up above</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-living-rooms-5089523469/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126703 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair living room" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-cheetah-print-with-ceiling-126ba7-e1373580702196.jpg" width="500" height="340"/></a><br/> Neutral shades ground lavish crown molding, while cheetah-print pillows add a dash of playful whimsy to lighten the mood in this photo by Zillow Digs user <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/thecorcorangroup-boards/">The Corcoran Group</a>.</p> <h3>A peaceful surprise</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/eclectic-kitchens-5060153884/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126704 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair chaise with blue kitchen backsplash" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-chaise-with-blue-kitchen-backsplash-4111ff-e1373580798743.jpg" width="500" height="347"/></a><br/> Zillow Digs design firm <a id="yui_3_7_3_1_1373583360856_709" href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/ointeriordesign-boards/">O Interior Design, Inc.</a> experiments with the unexpected by adding traditional furniture to unconventional spaces. Dating back to horse-drawn carriages of the French Revolution, the chaise tempts weary home chefs with sloping arms and overstuffed pillows.</p> <h3>Black &amp; white</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/contemporary-dining-rooms-5149798614/"><img class=" wp-image-126705 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair black and white kitchen" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-black-and-white-kitchen-80cda7-e1373580892710.jpg" width="400" height="527"/></a><br/> In this modern kitchen by Zillow Digs design firm <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/jessicalagrange-boards/">Jessica Lagrange Interiors</a>, European influence is apparent in the use of black and white tiling you might find in a French patisserie.</p> <h3>Plaid upholstery</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-home-offices-5109591146/"><img class="wp-image-126706 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair plaid chairs in home office" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-plaid-chairs-in-home-office-ebc5c4-e1373580984244.jpg" width="400" height="502"/></a><br/> In a stately home office, plaid armchairs and window treatments add some French-country charm.</p> <h3>Bathe by firelight</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-master-bathrooms-5147704421/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126707 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair master bathroom with soaking tub" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-master-bathroom-with-soaking-tub-39d5a9-e1373581083996.jpg" width="500" height="387"/></a><br/> A vintage fireplace sets the tone for this romantic master bathroom, complete with an antique clothing rack for post-bath robing.</p> <h3>Lovely in white</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-master-bedrooms-5017471889/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126708 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair all white bedroom" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-all-white-bedroom-94e855-e1373581162112.jpg" width="500" height="333"/></a><br/> In this airy master bedroom, a softly draped canopy invites relaxation. Large French doors open up the room to a private patio.</p> <h3>Vertical beauty</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-master-bedrooms-5032854515/"><img class=" wp-image-126709 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair studded headboard" src="http://cdn2.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-headboard-20e999-e1373581287721.jpg" width="450" height="466"/></a><br/> With a French-inspired antique chandelier and regal headboard, this room seems fitting for France President François Hollande himself.</p> <h3>A rose by any other name</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/traditional-gardens-1983273663/"><img class="size-full wp-image-126710 aligncenter" alt="Zillow's Dig This Trend: French Flair manicured garden" src="http://cdn1.blog-media.zillowstatic.com/1/Dig-This-Trend-French-gardens-4d41c2-e1373581360890.jpg" width="500" height="375"/></a><br/> Don&#8217;t forget the garden! Unmistakably styled like the manicured gardens of Paris, a formal rose garden entrances the senses with rows upon rows of fragrant buds.</p> <p><strong>See more French-inspired interiors on <a href="http://www.zillow.com/digs/french/">Zillow Digs</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-06-17/dig-this-trend-breakfast-nooks/">Dig This Trend: Breakfast Nooks</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-07-02/hottest-digs-of-june-2013/">Hottest Digs of June 2013</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-06-27/designer-of-the-month-jessica-lagrange/">Designer of the Month: Jessica Lagrange</a></li> </ul> </div>
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